Biology: Concepts and Applications (Cloth with InfoTrac and CD-ROM) / Edition 5by Cecie Starr
Pub. Date: 02/08/2002
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This best-selling text is designed to help students understand biology by engaging them in learning in every way possible. The book's extensive array of multimedia resources enriches the book's hallmark features: unique visuals on every page, applications in every chapter that show how biology is inextricably linked to everyday life, and activities and… See more details below
This best-selling text is designed to help students understand biology by engaging them in learning in every way possible. The book's extensive array of multimedia resources enriches the book's hallmark features: unique visuals on every page, applications in every chapter that show how biology is inextricably linked to everyday life, and activities and resources throughout the book that encourage critical thinking and spark curiosity in biological investigation. CD-ROM and segments on the FREE accompanying interactive CD-ROM, as well as CNN Today Videos, Web links, and reading from the InfoTrac College Edition library are all integrated with the text to support, illuminate, and reinforce the text. Cecie Starr's visuals work hand in hand with her clear writing. Each basic concept appears as a one- or two-page concept spread. This format helps student focus on information in manageable easy-to-understand segments. Main points are laid out clearly, summarized, and reinforced by visuals. The carefully written transitions between Concept Spreads help students grasp how each concept fits into the whole story. In the process, students develop an understanding of biology's amazing diversity and underlying unity.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Concepts and Methods in Biology. Part I: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Chemical Foundations for Cells. 3. Carbon Compounds in Cells. 4. Cell Structure and Function. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. How Cells Acquire Energy. 7. How Cells Release Stored Energy. Part II: PRINCIPLES OF INHERITANCE. 8. Cell Division and Mitosis. 9. Meiosis. 10. Observable Patterns of Inheritance. 11. Chromosomes and Human Genetics. 12. DNA Structure and Function. 13. From DNA to Proteins. 14. Controls Over Genes. 15. Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering. Part III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Microevolution. 17. Speciation. 18. The Macroevolutionary Puzzle. Part IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 19. The Origin and Evolution of Life. 20. Prokaryotes, Viruses, and Protistans. 21. Fungi. 22. Plants. 23. Animals: The Invertebrates. 24. Animals: The Vertebrates. 25. Biodiversity in Perspective. Part V: PLANT STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 26. Plant Tissues. 27.Plant Nutrition and Transport. 28. Plant Reproduction and Development. Part VI: ANIMAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 29. Tissues, Organ Systems, and Homeostasis. 30. Integration and Control: Nervous Systems. 31. Sensory Reception. 32. Endocrine Control. 33. Protection, Support, and Movement. 34. Circulation. 35. Immunity. 36. Respiration. 37. Digestion and Human Nutrition. 38. The Internal Environment. 39. Animal Reproduction And Development. PART VII: ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR. 40. Population Ecology. 41. Social Interactions. 42. Community Interactions. 43. Ecosystems. 44. The Biosphere. 45. Human Impact on the Biosphere. Appendix I: Classification Scheme. Appendix II: Units of Measure. Appendix III: Answers to Self-Quizzes. Appendix IV: Answers to Genetics Problems. Appendix V: A Closer Look At Some Major Metabolic Pathways. Appendix VI: Periodic Table of the Elements.
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Even though the paperback version was available 6-7 months earlier, all my school's bookstore had was hardcovers. The book is good and uses lots of examples and pictures. 100 bucks or 26 bucks? That is the question.